Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are "forced to rematch by WBC" - Irish Mirror

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are "forced to rematch by WBC" - Irish Mirror

Tyson Fury promoter Frank Warren has announced that he expects the WBC to soon prevail against Deontay Wilder in a rematch.

The colossal heavyweight showdown between the two fighters was controversial last weekend in Los Angeles.

It immediately called for a rematch with both fighters, who, in their desire to enter the ring together, resolve their enmity once and for all.

Warren confirmed that WBC leaders will discuss the prospect of a rematch immediately, and he expects their request to be fulfilled.

He says they will focus on ensuring that the sequel continues on the shores of Britain after Fury "cheated" by the decision in the US.

Fury and Wilder both want a rematch

Commenting on the BBC podcast Costello and Bunce, Warren said, "The WBC is currently putting it before its board, I would assume, and I expect them to order the rematch.

"Both parties want the fight – we will do what we have to do, everyone wants to see the rematch, and I'm sure it will, and it will happen with everyone's agenda.

"The thing is, Tyson wants to fight in the UK – he felt cheated (in the US) and was cheated.

Frank Warren (left) is confident that a rematch will be ordered

"That's really our agenda at the moment, to try the fight in the UK.

"This conflict in the States, in my opinion, has been the biggest pay-per-view battle for the heavyweight class in the last 15 or 16 years.

"It's a big fight, it's the biggest fight out there."

The draw against Wilder last weekend was an instant classic

The WBC confirmed to TalkSPORT that it would process the request for a rematch immediately and suggested that the commitment be given.

A spokesman said: "The WBC assembly held in Kyiv in October decided that the best fights were to take place, including the heavyweight division.

"Tyson Fury was excellent last Saturday, one of the best performances in a long time.

"When a request for a rematch arrives, the WBC will process it immediately and immediately."

Fury was in Old Trafford on Wednesday night

Old Trafford has already been announced as a possible venue for a rematch. The Manchester-based Fury was on Wednesday in a 2-2 draw by United against Arsenal at halftime.

"I talked to Frank Warren and he said, Arsenal, I said," No, let's do it at Old Trafford, "Fury told BT Sport.

"I hope we can have it here in summer."

Regardless of where it is held, a rematch between the two heavyweight superstars would be one of the greatest struggles in the history of the historic division given the dramatic manner in which their first fight ended.

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